Valverde, Rojas, Ventoso and Castroviejo, for Spain; Rui Costa, for Portugal; Belarusians Kiryienka and Samoilau; Costa Rican Amador and Equatorian Guamá complete Blue representation in the Olympics
Movistar Team will bring plenty of their power to the road cycling events of the London 2012 Olympic Games, taking place on Saturday (road race) and Wednesday, August 1 (time trial) in The central and west areas of the conurbation. Eusebio Unzué’s squad will have nine riders on British soil into five different national teams.
The bggest representation will be at the Spanish side, practically covered by the telephone squad as four of the five riders selected by José Luis de Santos wear the Blue colours during the season. They will be Alejandro Valverde, José Joaquín Rojas –recovered from his collarbone fracture in the Tour de France-, Spanish road champion Fran Ventoso and youngster Jonathan Castroviejo, who will be replacing an injured Samuel Sánchez as he takes part in both road race and time trial events.
Alongside the four Spaniards, five others will make the hallmark event in world sport: Rui Costa -representing Portugal-, Belarusians Vasil Kiryienka and Branislau Samoilau –still into doubt about who of thise two will ride the TT-, Costa Rican Andrey Amador and Ecuador’s Byron Guamá, the Movistar Team Continental representative.